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Martin J. Blaser, MD

Martin J. Blaser, MD , Prinicpal Investigator

Muriel and George Singer Professor of Medicine
Professor of Microbiology
Director, Human Microbiome Program

Departments of Medicine (ADMINISTRATION) and Microbiology


Biology of Bacterial Persistence in Mammalian Hosts

Our studies focus on bacteria of the human microbiome including Campylobacter and Helicobacter species that live in the mucus layer overlying the mucosal epithelium of mammals, including humans. Specifically, we explore the biology of colonization and the nature of the interactions that lead to (or protect from) disease. For the normal microbiome, we study how early life perturbations affect host developmental phenotypes. Our on-going work focuses on the metabolic syndrome, and specifically on obesity and type 2 diabetes, as well as inflammatory disorders such as type 1 diabetes, asthma, psoriasis, and skin infections.


Medical Education
NYU 1973
Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Medical Center 1973-1974
Clinical Fellowships
Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Medical Center 1980
Board Certifications
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty of Infectious Diseases; Internal Medicine 1977; Infectious Diseases 1980
Medical Interests
Infectious Disease
Other Responsibilities

Dr. Blaser is Past President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and Founder of the Foundation for Bacteriology and the Virtual Museum of Bacteria. He served as Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselor of the National Cancer Institute, and of the Advisory Board for Clinical Research at the NIH. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 2011. He is a member of the editorial boards of Cell Host and Microbe, mBio, Helicobacter, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Gut, and Microbiome.
[List of the most recent publications of Dr. Blaser and of the Blaser Lab Group Principal Investigators]


Martin J. Blaser, MD



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